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Christ Church Cathedral on St. Charles Avenue, Gothic Design 1887

Monday, September 7th, 2015

St. Charles Ave. Church 1

    This English Gothic church completed in 1887 has steeply pitched gables, an architectural detail that was a precursor to the New Orleans Victorian style. The cathedral is the oldest non–Roman Catholic church in the Louisiana Purchase: the congregation was established in 1805. Jefferson Davis was among its parishioners, and the altar from his home is at the church, as is the grave of Confederate general Leonidas Polk. Visitors are welcome to walk into the main building when daily services are not in session.

     The Church is located at 2919 St. Charles Avenue on the corner of Seventh Street. One of many gems you can see on the St. Charles streetcar line.

Christ Cathedral on St. Charles

Church, St. Charles Ave

Christ Cathedral on St. Charles Spires

St. Charles Ave. Streetcar 926